UST Global campus to host SHEROES summit

Our Bureau THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | Updated on September 06, 2018 Published on September 06, 2018

The sixth edition of SHEROES Summit will host its fourth chapter of the year at the UST Global campus in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. The summit is the annual multi-city, flagship event of SHEROES, a coming together of thought leaders, iconic artists, and members of the SHEROES community.

Speakers would share their journeys and experiences around building safe, vibrant communities for women, leveraging the power of technology, collaboration and ideas.


The summit will for the first time bring its core online communities – careers, love, relationships, health, bazaar, cooking and arts and crafts, to Thiruvananthapuram, a spokesman said.

Home makers and artists from the community will showcase their products at the venue, and early adopters of the SHEROES app will share their growth stories. Alicia Castillo Holley, Silicon Valley angel investor and founder of the 'Women Get Funded' programme, will deliver the keynote.

The Tech Talks fireside chat will feature Sairee Chahal, Founder & CEO, SHEROES, in conversation with Ramya Kannan, VP – Delivery at UST Global; and Pooja Goyal, Head, Strategic Planning, KLAY Prep Schools & DayCare.

Others on the list are activist and author Gurmehar Kaur; Shefali Sonpar, Senior Director, Head of Insurance Practice, UST Global; and Rakhee Sandilya, Bollywood director.


A highlight is a community panel featuring Namita Nair (SHE Drives Data); Archana Gopinath (Where In Trivandrum, The Reading Room); and Aparna Gopan (Elefant In The Room).

The summit in Thiruvananthapuram follows those held in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai this year. It will ultimately proceed to for Delhi, making it a five-city event. Partnering the effort are digital transformation solutions company UST Global and KLAY Prep Schools& Daycare - India’s largest network of corporate daycare centres.

Manu Gopinath, Chief People Officer, UST Global, said his company recognises gender diversity as a strategic imperative that propels it forward in the quest to transform customer digital landscapes.

Women techies from the SHEROES community can access one-on-one mentorship sessions with experts from UST Global, which is looking to hire more women in technology in India.

KLAY will host crèche-in-a-box training workshops for community members looking to start up their own crèches. Other partners include Just Herbs, Kerala Startup Mission, Women's Business Incubation Programme and SHE Drives Data.

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Published on September 06, 2018
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